Nakilat has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc’s Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line to provide marine VSAT services for vessels in its fleet of LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.
Under the contract, Global Eagle Entertainment’s EMC is supplying global Ku-band VSAT connectivity and content to enable a range of internet, data and voice services for the vessels and crew. The installations were completed recently on eight Nakilat vessels, which will ensure continuous connectivity for their ships’ sailing global routes.
The onboard satellite communication suite includes a high-quality voice-over-IP system for the corporate network, lowering the costs of voice calls over the satellites. The crew welfare system provides always-on internet connectivity to communicate with family and friends at home.
Nakilat Administration Director, Rashid Hamad Al-Marri, said:
“We are delighted to sign this agreement with EMC which will significantly contribute to the development of the communication systems’ infrastructure and facilitate Nakilat’s maritime operations.”